Saturday, June 2, 2012

Men In Black 3 IMAX Review

First, let me say you should see Men in Black 3 in any version whether it be 2D, 3D or IMAX. It's funny. It's warm. It's got great action. Here's my 3D review.

But the question becomes should you see MIB 3 in regular 3D or IMAX 3D? Well, let's this out of the way. MIB 3 is a conversion from 2D to 3D. The conversion process is like taking the movie and creating cut outs for a pop out book. Unlike a movie shot in 3D, a converted movie will not capture details, light and shadow of an object. It can only give it a background.

As a conversion, MIB 3 is a good conversion. CGI effects work the best. That's because animated objects are filmed by the virtual camera. Live action is caught by a regular camera. So, there were scenes of depth when a CGI effect was on the screen. But the conversion lacked pop. Many times live action shots looked 2D. On the positive side, the movie is well lit. So I don't have a complaint about darkness that plagues many 3D converted movies. I can't recommend any 3D version of MIB 3. It's not really that special for you to spend the extra bucks.

If you must see MIB 3 in some form of 3D, see it in IMAX. The screen is bigger in that it's taller. Picture resolution is crisper making the 3D effects stand out better. Sound is better. I've seen movies in regular 3D and IMAX 3D. And IMAX wins all the time.

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